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House Plant Pests in Winter

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

Uugghh! Bugs! Did you have your houseplants outside this summer?Did you bring any new plants home?Did you re–pot any plants recently? This cold winter our customers are bringing in an abundance of houseplant leaf samples with various insect problems. Homes that lack humidity create favorable environments for insects like spider...

Caring for Your Houseplants

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

My houseplants seem a little weak after this winter. What should I be doing now? With the longer daylight periods it’s time to bring your houseplants out of their winter resting period. Are the roots coming out of the drain holes? Does the plant wither a day after watering? Is...

Citrus Care Guide

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

Citrus Care Guide (Lemon, Lime, Orange, Calamondins) Dwarf Citrus trees can make very attractive container plants and kept at manageable sizes. In the Chicago area, Citrus plants can be moved outside on a patio or apartment balcony in the summer, but MUST brought indoors when outside temperatures get below 55...